Schwalbe added some minor improvements to the Nobby Nic 29 inch tires for 2015, beefing up one of its most popular tires without ruining a good thing. The all condition tread patterns have new slits in the blocks around the center and the shoulders a minor improvement. This tread pattern is fast rolling and earth grabbing equally at home on technical trails or hardpacked courses. The Nobby Nics use improved SnakeSkin with Double Defense for even more armor against the sharp things you roll over on the trail. Schwalbe doesn't think you should have to worry about punctures, so it changed the name of its tubeless ready tires to TL Easy the Nobby Nics are some of the easiest tires to install and set up tubeless.